What is IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration?

IBM Cloud™ Mass Data Migration uses storage devices with 120 TB of usable capacity to accelerate moving data to the cloud and overcome common transfer challenges like high costs, long transfer times and security concerns — all in a single service.

Features and benefits

Move data fast

Using a single IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration device, you can migrate up to 120 TB of data (at RAID-6) in just days, as opposed to weeks or months using traditional data-transfer methods.

Flexible and scalable

Whether you need to migrate a few terabytes or many petabytes of data, you have the flexibility to request one or multiple devices to accommodate your workload.


Moving large data sets can be expensive and time-consuming. For a limited time, enjoy IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration free of charge.

Simple process

IBM sends you a preconfigured device for you to simply connect, ingest data and then ship back to IBM for offload into IBM Cloud Object Storage. Once offloaded, enjoy immediate access to your data in the cloud while IBM securely wipes the device.

End-to-end protection

Device design helps optimize security from the inside out. Trusted Platform Module (TPM), inline AES 256-bit encryption and RAID 6 configuration coupled with ruggedized waterproof and shockproof cases promote tamper-resistant data protection and integrity during device handling and transport.

Secure erasure

IBM uses NIST data wipe standards to ensure complete erasure of all customer data from IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration devices.

How it works

  1. Create a request. Submit your Mass Data Migration request.
  2. Prep and ship. IBM will ship you a preconfigured device.
  3. Receive and connect. Connect to your network and unlock encryption pool.
  4. Ingest and return. Ingest data onto device. Attach shipping label if provided or request a return shipment and return to IBM.
  5. Offload and access. IBM offloads to IBM Cloud Object Storage and provides you with immediate access to your data.
  6. Erase device. IBM permanently and promptly erases data from device using NIST data wipe standards. 

How customers use it

Migrating data to the cloud

Whether you want to free up on-premises storage space, archive inactive data, or back up data for redundancy and recovery, IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration can quickly and securely move your data to the cloud.

At this time, IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration only offloads data to IBM Cloud Object Storage. View our documentation on moving data from IBM Cloud Object Storage to other IBM Cloud destinations.

On-premises data flowing through IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration

Data center decommission

Jump-start your data center transformation and use IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration to securely move your sensitive data to the cloud as you downsize, expand or relocate your data center.

Data from decommissioned data center flowing through IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration

Limited bandwidth

IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration is a great alternative if you are in a remote location or find over-the-network options to be cost-prohibitive, too slow, or unavailable for your data transfer.

Data flowing through IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration in limited bandwidth situations

Pricing and availability


For a limited time, enjoy IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration free of charge.


IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration is available in the following locations: United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Singapore and South Korea.